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  1. Hi All,

    I finally got Windows Vista Home Premium stable. The only issue I have is that for some reason windows media player 11 will not play certain mp3 files. When I open the .mp3 in Gspot the codec is "MPEG-2 Layer 3"

    Where can I download MPEG-2 Layer 3 codec for Vista Windows Media Player 11?

    Thanks.

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    not quite sure as mp3 audio is mpeg-1 layer 3. mpeg-2 layer 3 may be a type of dvd mpg audio?

    bad mp3's maybe?
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  3. Originally Posted by ▀simian
    not quite sure as mp3 audio is mpeg-1 layer 3. mpeg-2 layer 3 may be a type of dvd mpg audio?

    bad mp3's maybe?

    It plays fine on windows media for XP Pro. Not sure what the deal is with vista.

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    try using mediainfo or gspot and find out if they are "real" mp3's - mpeg-1 layer 3, or some other form of audio.
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    Media player classic plays all mp3s,i never use windows media player 11.
    I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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    will it play some mp3's and not others?
    this is a feature not a bug...WIMP dropped support for certain odd bit rate mp3's
    Windows Media Player is a bad choice anyway for media playback
    superior programs exist
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  7. Originally Posted by johns0
    Media player classic plays all mp3s,i never use windows media player 11.
    I second this motion. There are far better players that windows media player.
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